Sound Business: Newspapers, Radio, and the Politics of New Media

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Introduction
Underwriting the Ether: Newspapers and
the Origins of American Broadcasting

Reminiscing in 1951, Detroit News publisher William E. Scripps recalled that he was something of an experimenter as a young man and mused that, had he not had the calling of a family publishing business, his interests “probably would have led me into engineering had I been growing up today.” Instead, William started working at the News because he was “ambitious to try to help my father,” James E. Scripps, who had founded the paper in 1873. In the summers, William worked for the paper as a “messenger boy or any other job that there was to do” and soon, he recalled, “I went through every department in the plant, through every one of the mechanical departments.” William E. Scripps expressed no regrets over his decision to enter publishing. He was happy working for the family business and was always “interested in the newspaper.” And yet, he claimed, he retained a fascination with technology and confessed that he “couldn’t entirely forget scientific and mechanical things.” During the early years of his career at the Detroit News, Scripps found no way to combine these professional and personal interests. This would change, however. William E. Scripps had an old friend named Tom Clark who liked to experiment with wireless communication, an early form of what later became known as radio broadcasting.1

Thomas E. Clark was a Detroit inventor who owned an electrical service

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